The Best Cities In Morocco For The First Time Visitor

Bordering with the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, a mix of Berber, Arabian and European cultural prevails all through the country. The country has plenty of urban cities in Morocco like Marrakesh and Casablanca.

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A maze like medieval quarter, Marrakesh’s medina offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks selling jewellery and metal lanterns. Overlooking the water is a 12th-century royal fort of the Udayas. Ouzoud waterfall and Todgha George Canyon are well known for their enchanting nature. Bustling with cities in Morocco, the street shops and shopaholics is the courtyard of The Jemaa el Fnaa.

Here is a summary of cities in Morocco you should not miss during your next visit to the country.

Marrakesh

Rising from the red desserts of Morocco is this city of Marrakesh whose tranquility enchants those looking for rejuvenation and adventure.

As the sun approaches horizon, the city reflects the silhouettes of the many arches that were earlier praised for their architecture under the daylight. A day well spent is when you enjoy the cool breeze under the shades of palm trees or swath yourself in vibrant silks.

Fes

Fes is a north-eastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital. The city is known for its medieval Marinid architecture of Fes El Bali walled medina, vibrant souks and old-world atmosphere.

The medina is home to religious schools such as the 14th-century Bou Inania and Al Attarine, both decorated with elaborate cedar carvings and ornate tile work. Some of the top sights of the city include Al-Attarine Madrasa, the photogenic Royal Palace and the Borj Nord, a weapon museum.

Casablanca

Tempting the travelers arriving via Casablanca is the small unassuming medina and a busy ville nouvelle to find the first train out to nearby Rabat. However, the inspiring Hassan II Mosque and the happening nightlife are worth a day in your Moroccan itinerary.

For the more adventurous you, a traveler who wants to go beyond just ‘pretty’, the North African big city life in all its grit and glory awaits you. The city has its cultural diversity adopted from the immigrants coming here from many other parts of Africa and its many neighborhoods of vibrant day and nightlife.

Essaouira

Protected by the 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah is the port city of Essaouira and resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Lining the walls are old brass cannons, and offers breath-taking ocean views.

For those willing to get themselves wet, the city’s crescent beach is famed for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing owing to the strong “Alizée” trade winds. Another popular spot is the Essaouira Cathedral and a great photography spot with a fishing port within.

Chefchaouen

Also called Chaouen, the Chefchaouen city rests on the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. The old side of the city is known for its striking, blue-washed buildings. Its steep cobbled lanes are lined by Leather and weaving workshops.

Set in the shady main square of Place Outa el Hammam is the 15th-century fortress and dungeon, red-walled Kasbah, and Chefchouen Ethnographic Museum. Rising close by is the octagonal minaret of architecturally beautiful the Great Mosque.

Merzouga

Near the Algerian border located is the small town of Merzouga in the Saharan desert of Morocco. A huge expanse of sand dunes north of town awaits you and Merzouga is a gateway to the Erg Chebbi. To the west is the Dayet Srji, a seasonal salt lake that’s often dry in summer. The lake attracts a wide range of migratory and desert birds, including desert warblers, Egyptian nightjars and, even flamingos occasionally.

The North African Nation of Morocco will make you fall in love with its Marinid Architecture and the picturesque silhouettes on the land of the largest desert in the world. People visiting Morocco create a lifetime memory with family & friends especially for those who set on a bird watching tour witnessing some of the most beautiful flying creatures on Earth.

Mohit Agarwal

Mohit Agarwal is a civil engineer by profession & started travel blogging to share his experiences while traveling to new places without any planned itinerary, as it adds up to more adventure & exploring more about the city. He also loves photography to capture natural views with no or minimal filters.

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